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Pad Thai @ Yum Thai – Recommended

By johnboy - 28 March 2009 22

[First filed: March 27, 2009 @ 10:45]

One of my favourite things to eat in all the world is the king of noodle dishes, the takeaway pad thai.

But Canberra has, to date, been a little disappointing on this front. We’ve got a lot of Chinese and Vietnamese places that put it on the menu but can’t quite get their heads around it.

But in my opinion Yum Thai on Woolley St in Dickson have got it cracked. I can’t speak for their other food, although the specials board intrigues me, but for take-away pad thai they’re now my destination of choice.

$13.50 gets you four big prawns, plenty of chicken, the right noodles at the right consistency, and not too much oil. Most importantly there’s enough chilli to add bite, without bringing distracting fire. And the lemon wedge, when squeezed, gets all the way through.

Top notch.


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Pad Thai @ Yum Thai – Recommended
MsCheeky 10:25 pm 27 Mar 09

Thai Spice in Woden did good pad thai last time I was there, which is a fair time ago. Three Sister’s in Civic really sucked, though. Pad thai is the dish by which I judge thai restaurants.

Pesty 5:04 pm 27 Mar 09

For really good Thai food cooked in very hygeinic conditions, then it has to be “Thai garden restaurant” also in Dickson. I can’t vouch for all of them, but at least one of the places mentioned in this blog is not (in my opinion) fit to feed a dog in….. you guess which one!

Spectra 2:54 pm 27 Mar 09

Is it really that much better than Pad Thai from Dickson Asian Noodle House, just over the road? (Or for that matter, Civic Asian Noodle House.)

It is, in my opinion, better, but you get less and for slightly more money.

seekay 1:47 pm 27 Mar 09

Only had takeaway from there, but the new Thai at the Griffith shops ain’t bad.

Oh for a Chinese barbecue restaurant in the inner South!

johnboy 1:41 pm 27 Mar 09

I love the noodle house for chinese noodles, not so keen on their thai efforts.

Grrrr 1:39 pm 27 Mar 09

Is it really that much better than Pad Thai from Dickson Asian Noodle House, just over the road? (Or for that matter, Civic Asian Noodle House.)

I’m a bit of a fan and I reckon that I’ve paid more for worse than I’ve got at Noodle House..

la mente torbida 1:07 pm 27 Mar 09

Teh Suko Thai @ Yarralumla does a pretty decent Pad Thai (needs chiili though). Beautifully wrapped in an egg omelette.

Gobbo 12:48 pm 27 Mar 09

Mmmmm. Pad Thai.

My favourite.

I have always been keen on the Pad Thai from Zen Yai Thai in Civic.

johnboy 12:11 pm 27 Mar 09

Jivrashia said :

Does it also include egg (might be hard to detect as it is mixed in to the whole thing), peanut, bean sprout, and hard tofu?

Yes to all, also a bit of something green. (could be wilted chive?)

And noodle box is OK at what they do, but I’d stay off their thai stuff, wrong noodles, done wrong.

Spectra 12:09 pm 27 Mar 09

My favourite Pad Thai is still from Thai Spice in Woden – personally I think it’s better than the Yum Thai one – not that theirs is bad by any stretch.

Jivrashia 11:37 am 27 Mar 09

Snarky wrote:

Snarky said :

How does it compare (with Noodle Box’s)?

The Noodle Box’s Pad Thai tastes like chinese/malaysian, and it’s not a complete Pad Thai. Not that it’s bad though.

Yeah, thanks JB. That’s my local so will definitely have to try it.
Does it also include egg (might be hard to detect as it is mixed in to the whole thing), peanut, bean sprout, and hard tofu?

justbands 11:18 am 27 Mar 09

Thai House in Weston…..great for any & all Thai food.

Snarky 11:12 am 27 Mar 09

Pad Thai newbie here. There’s another place in Dickson called the Noodle Box in the lane between KFC and the block with Ali Baba’s that among many others, offers Pad Thai which I’ve enjoyed. How does it compare?

OzChick 11:00 am 27 Mar 09

The karaoke place down that alley way is not that bad either. The speakers are so loud though, I was told that that was how they do karaoke in Asia.

Spam Box 10:51 am 27 Mar 09

Oh god thank you, thank you. The last decent Pad Thai I had was in Darwin years ago and I’ve tried, oh lordy how I tried.

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